Durant Democrat- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:19:51 EST 1800 Calera blanks Colbert, 4-0 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50685112/Calera-blanks-Colbert-4-0 COLBERT — The Calera Bulldogs came away with a 4-0 win over the Colbert Leopards Thursday afternoon. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:59:09 EST DMS football teams opens the season with victories http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50696376/DMS-football-teams-opens-the-season-with-victories BROKEN BOW — After several extra weeks of preparation, both Durant Middle School football teams opened the season with victories on the road at Broken Bow Thursday evening. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:58:14 EST Southeastern suffers rough loss at No. 7 Henderson State, 60-17 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50696367/Southeastern-suffers-rough-loss-at-No.-7-Henderson-State-60-17 ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Southeastern closed the deficit against No. 7 Henderson State to one score midway through the third quarter, but the Reddies scored 35 unanswered points to close the game and the Savage Storm found itself on the wrong end of... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:57:10 EST Durant competes at Silo Cross Country Invitational http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50682962/Durant-competes-at-Silo-Cross-Country-Invitational A second-place team finish by the Durant Lady Lions topped another solid showing in the Silo Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday at Fort Washita. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:54:09 EST Competency hearing for murder suspect postponed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50697657/Competency-hearing-for-murder-suspect-postponed A competency hearing for a man charged with first-degree murder has been rescheduled. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:05:06 EST High school teacher fired for lack of degree http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50697017/High-school-teacher-fired-for-lack-of-degree A history teacher who also served as an assistant coach for football and track coach was officially dismissed from Durant Independent School District Thursday evening on the grounds of willful neglect of duties. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:04:16 EST SE students earn points for attending events http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50682347/SE-students-earn-points-for-attending-events Southeastern Oklahoma State University has found a new way to get students involved. From sporting events to celebrations, students can now get rewarded for attending SE events. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:05:08 EST Garrett Luke Schulze graduates from combat school http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50659400/Garrett-Luke-Schulze-graduates-from-combat-school Nineteen-year-old Navy Master-At-Arms Petty Officer 3rd Class Garrett Luke Schulze recently graduated from Expeditionary Combat Skills School in Gulfport, Miss., and Embarked Security Combat Skills School in Norfolk/Portsmouth,... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:44:12 EST Theatre At Southeastern presents ‘Sense and Sensibility’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50659314/Theatre-At-Southeastern-presents-Sense-and-Sensibility Theatre at Southeastern is proud to present “Sense and Sensibility,” by Jane Austen, on Thursday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 27 in historic Montgomery Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:42:11 EST Report cards for Bryan County schools released http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50682670/Report-cards-for-Bryan-County-schools-released DurantWashington Irving A-Robert E. Lee A-Northwest Heights AIntermediate School CMiddle School B+High School A-Achille Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:29:09 EST Caddo Bruins looking for first win against Canadian Cougars http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50604049/Caddo-Bruins-looking-for-first-win-against-Canadian-Cougars Caddo's second district football game will be on the road Friday against the Canadian Cougars. The Bruins will make the 95-mile trip to the town north of McAlester for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:31:14 EST Storm football on CBS Sports Net tonight http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50681816/Storm-football-on-CBS-Sports-Net-tonight Who would have thought fans would be in danger of whiplash or at least a crick in the neck Saturday night at Paul Laird Field?And that was just keeping up with scoring changes. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:30:10 EST Durant travels to play rival Ada Cougars http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50681631/Durant-travels-to-play-rival-Ada-Cougars The Durant Lions (0-2) will hit the road Friday to play another rival team, the Ada Cougars. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:28:14 EST Hearing set for man charged with pharmacy robbery http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50670629/Hearing-set-for-man-charged-with-pharmacy-robbery A preliminary hearing has been set for a Durant man accused of robbing a Calera pharmacy. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:29:13 EST Oklahoma releases A-F report cards for schools http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50680197/Oklahoma-releases-A-F-report-cards-for-schools OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An increasing number of Oklahoma's public schools received a D or an F grade on annual report cards released Wednesday by the state Department of Education that have been fiercely criticized by superintendents and the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:29:07 EST Education Department releases A-F school grades http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50680249/Education-Department-releases-A-F-school-grades OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education on Wednesday released A-F report cards for every public school site and district in the state amid opposition from some superintendents and teacher groups who say the way the grades... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:08:05 EST SOS to sing at Calera First Baptist Church http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50674178/SOS-to-sing-at-Calera-First-Baptist-Church SOS, a group from Calvary Baptist Church will be singing at at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the First Baptist Church of Calera. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the group. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:07:04 EST Southeastern volleyball rallies but falls 3-2 at CU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50667420/Southeastern-volleyball-rallies-but-falls-3-2-at-CU LAWTON, Okla. - For the second time in a week, Southeastern rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to tie the match, but was unable to complete the comeback in a 3-2 loss at Cameron on Tuesday night in Lawton, Okla. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:01:14 EST Special Olympics Athletes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50667400/Special-Olympics-Athletes Special Olympics Athletes of the Game for Friday night's Durant High football contest were Montana Smith, a freshman at DHS, and Colt Wright, who is currently a junior at Durant High School. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:55:12 EST Rankings: Lady Mustangs still No. 1, Rebels hold at No. 4 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports1/50651729/Rankings:-Lady-Mustangs-still-No.-1-Rebels-hold-at-No.-4 The Rock Creek Lady Mustangs remain the state's top Class A fast-pitch team, according to the third week of Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association rankings. The Silo Rebels baseball team also stayed stationary, at No. 4 in Class A,... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:54:09 EST